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Offset multiple lines

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When using the offset tool, I would like the new offset line to be deselected so that I can click on a line, then offset....click on a new line, then offset again..and so on.

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I disagree. I like the fact that the new copy remains selected, so you can quickly make a lot of offsets at the same distance.

To do what you want, just keep one hand on the mouse, and the index and second fingers of the other hand on the shortcut keys for Select and Offset.

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I agree with tom kyler, cause if I want something like multiple offset at the same distance I might as well go for duplicate array.

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1. Select the offset tool, create the first offset.

2. Press and hold the space bar and X key to get a temporary selection tool.

3. Release those keys and you are right back to the offset tool.

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PS: Please, Please, Please NNA!

Make the offset tool create a polyline from a polyline, even if it can only be implemented when you have arc vertices!

[ 08-03-2004, 10:50 AM: Message edited by: Alexandre B A Villares ]

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Alexandre,

If all you need is arc vertices, you might try:

1. Duplicate (in place)

2. Set Smoothing to 'No Smoothing'

3. Offset

4. Manually set vertex radii with addition or use Smoothing

With other vertex types, it only approximates, often poorly so.

Regards, Tom

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